Four Essential Supplements…

Whether you’re after washboard abs, bigger biceps or big beefy legs, proper supplementation can help expedite the process. But only if done the right way and in the right doses.

The dictionary meaning of supplement is “a thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it“, ie. in addition to a healthy diet

And along with accentuating strength gains and weight loss from your hard work inside of the gym, some supps can also provide additional benefits like increased energy, an enhanced mood, and an overall healthier appearance. 

So which supplements should you take? Here are five which help everyone …. from a beginner to an expert.

1. Whey

Whey is a quick-digesting protein that should be consumed within an hour after your last set to jumpstart protein synthesis. Whey protein has a high biological value and is extremely convenient to consume.For a muscle-building, between-meal snack, try whey protein blended with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a handful of mixed berries.

2. Creatine

Creatine, which is naturally found in red meat and fish, can provide the body with energy and translate to muscle growth and improved athletic performance.“Creatine is scientifically proven to increases muscle energy, allowing one to train harder and to reap the results. And secondly, it hydrates muscle tissue, which, over time, causes them to become bigger and stronger.

3. Omega-3 acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most important nutrients for your body. And because they are considered “essential”—meaning your body can’t make its own supply

Fish oils high in EPA and DHA may help to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness brought on by strenuous exercise.Studies have also shown less pain and swelling, and a greater range of motion following exercise.Not to mention omega-3s are also critical for building and maintaining muscles, helping you to recover faster and train harder.

4. Multivitamin

A great multivitamin/mineral complex should be the cornerstone of your nutritional plan. However multivitamin and mineral supplement is not purely a bodybuilding supplement, but taking a high potency and high quality vitamin/mineral product is a fundamental way in which to support the cellular conditions under which performance and muscle growth can occur.